Last week I finally joined Annie’s Organic Buying Club. I had heard about it last August and though it definitely looked like a great deal for organic produce, I wanted to wait and re-work my food budget to include it. Before I knew it….the holidays were upon us, and then we’ve had quite a bit of weekend travel as well as our big vacation. I knew I’d join at some point, but it’s really something you have to be prepped up and ready for. When you have all those fresh veggies coming into the house…you need to have a plan, and I certainly didn’t want any of that precious produce going to waste!
At some point my mom joined up, and then a very good friend of mine. I was excited to learn that there is a pick up spot right in MY neighborhood!! Really…it couldn’t get any easier than that, could it? And now I got to see the bounty in person…WOW…I couldn’t wait to have my turn! I was so excited to pick up my share this past Tuesday.
Look….NON-GMO corn…..what a rare thing indeed!!!! This corn was SO sweet and juicy….unbelievably good!!
We’ve been eating small fruit salads everyday…SO GOOD! The girls and I are in heaven. I am loving the grapes!! Organic grapes (if you can find them) are always so pricey! I think the biggest surprise for me has been the sugar snap peas. After rinsing these and biting into them RAW, I remembered the taste from my childhood. We used to eat them right off the vine from my grandparent’s garden growing up. The taste sure took me back!!
If you are local (in Florida), you should give Annie’s a try. It is definitely a great value for the money. It forces us to eat more fresh produce than we had been eating, as well as eating outside the box. There are no strange veggies I have to figure out how to fix, and recipes accompany my share in an email. Periodically (maybe seasonally) I’ll post on my share. But you’ll definitely see these influencing some of my recipes and blog posts.
What kinds of fruits and veggies are showing up at your farmer’s markets and in your CSA shares?